2022 Prediction Contest Winner
I think he gets it. He played good D in college, and improved a ton. He isn't that guy anymore, either because he doesn't care, or has a coach that doesn't know how to teach or emphasize good D.What I am worried most about this whole thing is that Mitchell just doesn't get it.
He said that we definitely need to win the next game. We don't need a win, we just need to play better defense. It's a process, can't just go into the game leaning into the offense to win us games. Sure, it's great and it wins us some games but we have seen time and time again that it doesn't translate into playoff wins.
Wins aren't all that important, we beat ****** teams enough to guarantee homecourt. We all thought we went into the season with the mindset that we needed to improve. To be fair, we did try some stuff, Rudy at level, more hedging, trapping, zone, small ball. They weren't consistent, they didn't stick. Now I understand clearly why, the guys just didn't care enough to make it work. They talk the talk for sure, though.
I am going to be watching Denver game with extra attention.
This team rarely takes charges, does not know how to anticipate and slip a screen, and leaves opponents wide open too often.